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It seems that European campuses may be catching up with their American counterparts when it comes to the use of advanced campus ID systems. In this issue we feature several programs from “across the pond” and find truly robust card solutions. Closer to home, don’t miss CR80News’ exclusive survey of campus card bank partnerships to find out if they are on the rise or falling short.
The European Campus Card Association forecasts significant growth in campus card usage in Europe, and its president Eugene McKenna of Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, cites his school’s successful WITCard as evidence.
Four universities in the U.K. are using a multi-application offering from Fortress GB for campus card services. To this point the cards have been a smart card and mag stripe combo, but future issuances will see the contact chip replaced by contactless technology.
Prestigious universities, including Cambridge and Oxford in the U.K., have built a campus card program with access control as the foundation. The company supplying the solution, Spain’s Salto Systems, uses the power of the card to bridge the online and offline access control worlds.
There has been significant increase in the number of campus card bank partnerships of late. Learn just how quickly the number has been expanding and find out what financial institutions are leading the pack.
A new product called SecureVault helps card offices and issuers protect and control card stock, printer ribbons, and other consumables. Whether employing a commercial solution or not, there are key procedures that every issuer can follow to increase this often-overlooked aspect of system security.